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1988 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  82-80   .506
Result:   5th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Hal Lanier
General Manager:   Bill Wood
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,933,505
Payroll:  $13,454,667
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Nolan Ryan (41)
Youngest Player:  Craig Biggio (22)
Longest Tenure:  Terry Puhl, Denny Walling (12)
Top Hitter:  Glenn Davis (12)
Top Pitcher:  Mike Scott (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Willie Ansley (#7)

Roster Continuity:  81.51%
Top Prospect:   Craig Biggio
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
LA Dodgers9467.584--
Cincinnati8774.5407.0
San Diego8378.51611.0
SF Giants8379.51211.5
Houston8280.50612.5
Atlanta54106.33839.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Dave SmithP33$ 1,100,000  55 
Bob KnepperP34$ 1,000,000  68 
Nolan RyanP41$ 1,000,000  72 
Terry PuhlOF31$ 950,000  84 
Rafael RamirezSS30$ 925,000  90 
Kevin BassRF-OF29$ 880,000   
Buddy Bell3B36$ 790,909   
Danny DarwinP32$ 760,000   
Mike ScottP33$ 666,667   
Denny Walling3B-OF34$ 575,000   
Craig ReynoldsSS35$ 500,000   
Larry AndersenP35$ 450,000   
Joaquin AndujarP35$ 450,000   
Alan AshbyC36$ 450,000   
Bob ForschP38$ 400,000   
Glenn Davis1B27$ 340,000   
Alex TrevinoC30$ 312,500   
Billy HatcherLF-CF27$ 240,000   
Harry Spilman1B33$ 225,000   
Jim DeshaiesP28$ 205,000   
Juan AgostoP30$ 157,500   
Jim Pankovits2B-OF32$ 150,000   
Casey Candaele2B-SS27$ 110,000   
Mark BaileyC26$ 100,000   
Gerald YoungCF23$ 85,000   
Jeff HeathcockP28$ 72,000   
Chuck Jackson3B-CF25$ 66,500   
Craig Biggio2B-C22$ 62,500   
Ernie CamachoP33$ 62,500   
Ken Caminiti3B25$ 62,500   
Rocky ChildressP26$ 62,500   
Bill Doran2B30$ 62,500   
Cameron DrewLF-RF24$ 62,500   
John FishelLF-RF25$ 62,500   
Steve HendersonOF35$ 62,500   
Louie MeadowsLF-RF27$ 62,500   
Dave MeadsP24$ 62,500   
Brian MeyerP25$ 62,500   
Craig Smajstria2B26$ 62,500   


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